Marshall Leslie Pte 4454401

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Personnel Entry

Pte L Marshall's CWGC headstone.
Pte L Marshall's CWGC headstone.

Name Marshall Leslie
Army number 4454401
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date but probably early 1939. Posted ? 6th Battalion DLI. Posted 10th Battalion DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F. Posted Missing 11 - 31/5/40. Now known to have been KILLED in ACTION 21/5/40 with 10th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not yet known, other than those injuries which led to his death.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 21-May-40. Buried Plot 8, Row A. Grave 8. BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux. His headstone inscription reads : DEAR IS THE ONE WHO HAS GONE. IN MEMORY WE WILL KEEP HIM, AS LONG AS TIME GOES ON.
Home address Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Marshall, Crook, County Durham.
Source table 10DLI

The DLI Roll of Honour shows his date of death as 10/5/1940 - this is perceived to be an error - and no Battalion is shown against his name - should be 10th. War Office casualty list only shows date as 5/40 with no day.